Cannot connect to Bluetooth

Follow the steps below to connect with your mobile device:

  1. Turn on your mobile device’s Bluetooth.
  2. In FreeFlight Mini, tap  dwn.jpg  to open the drop-down list, then tap MiniDrone's name and ID (drone name_xxxxxx) to connect.

*Note: to eliminate all potential sources of interference, turn off Bluetooth on all non-essential devices within range of your smart device.



Updating software


Via Bluetooth

  1. Follow the above steps to connect the Parrot Hydrofoil to your smart device via Bluetooth.
  2. In FreeFlight Mini, go to  icone_menu.png  > Check for updates.
  3. Follow the on-screen direction to download updates.

Via computer

1. Power on the Parrot Hydrofoil and wait until the lights (eyes) turn green.


2. Connect the drone to your computer using a USB/micro-USB cable (provided). >Wait until the drone’s “right-eye” light is a steady green


3. Go to Parrot Hydrofoil’s support page at


4. Under DOWNLOADS, click Software update to download the update file. Do not rename the downloaded file.


 5. Drag and drop the update file into Parrot Hydrofoil as though it were a USB Flash drive. The update file must be placed at the root of the drone and not in a folder.

>The lights flash while the update file is being transferred.

>Once the transfer is complete, the right-eye light remains green, and the left-eye orange.


6. Safely remove and disconnect the Parrot Hydrofoil from your computer.

>Installation begins. The lights alternately flash orange with increasing rapidity. Do not remove the battery from while the update installation is in progress.


7. The installation is complete when the lights turn green.



Update failed

If you are unable to complete the update using either Bluetooth or USB, you may need to reset the drone to reinitialize the software.

  1. Insert a fully charged battery and wait for the lights to turn green.
  2. Press and hold the power button down for 10 seconds (minimum) to reset the drone. This will clear all current settings and stored media on the drone.
  3. Repeat the steps in Updating software once the drone completes booting.


I just completed updating, but the app still tells me update is required

  1. Connect your mobile device to the Internet, then open FreeFlight Mini, make sure the app is running while connected to the Internet.
  2. Wait 60 seconds, then test the drone once more by connecting it via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.


The drone’s internal memory only stores the photos I took, where are the videos?

Check your phone’s photo library.  The Parrot Hydrofoil takes videos via your smartphone’s camera, as a result, the videos are automatically stored on your phone.

*Note: once the memory is full, you cannot take additional photos and/or videos until more spaces are allocated by deleting or transferring files off storage.



How do I transfer media from the drone?

On the FreeFlight Mini’s main page, tap  pics.jpg  and follow the on-screen directions to transfer media files from the drone to your phone.

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